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Two female models in top, jacket and skirt ensemble wearing heels

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Height x width: 25 3/16 x 18 7/8 in. (64 x 48 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash, pastel on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting two female models:

Left: Model in dark top with low scoop neck cut in V at center, Herringbone tailored hip length jacket with lapels, breast pocket and single button at front, worn with printed wrap around mid length skirt with scalloped hem and heels

Right: 50s style buttoned up blouse with flap pocket, narrow peter Pan collar, worn under large scale print tailored jacket left open, with lapels, three buttons at end of long narrow sleeves, slit pockets, and single button in front; worn with loose midlength skirt tied at waist

Text in marker and pencil: ” VERTICAL KPB Bergdorf’s 65 screen comb line & tone hold blacks solid Sun. 3/12/78 Armani #16451”

Stamp at bottom


The artist; gift of the artist to the MFA. (Accession date: March 25, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Kenneth Paul Block, made possible with the generous assistance of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf